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comScore Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
132 Reviews

3.1
132 Reviews
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comScore Chief Executive Officer Serge Matta
Serge Matta
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/ Life balance is there and we get laptops to work from home for any emergencies (in 9 reviews)

  • Very smart people who work hard and are willing to help (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • While they talk about work-life balance, they don't actually practice it (in 10 reviews)

  • can have long hours depending on client and project (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A company with (1) goal: get acquired

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - respectable reputation from the outside looking in
    - Excellent thought-leadership research being published routinely
    - one of the original analytics companies in the digital space led by pioneers in market research
    - some talented people, albeit they don't stick around for very long :(
    - It's fun to count the # of swear words the CEO can spew out when people forget to mute their lines during large internal conference calls. His temper is legendary.

    Cons

    - most unprofessional leadership / management i've reported to (+20 year career) = dishonest, fear-driven environment of the highest order.

    - little to no valuable hands-on training despite what they tell you = you have to work all the time to keep up. You will often times do the work of (2) people. You're in the deep-end from the day you start.

    - I've overheard SVPs concede that they'd NEVER sell for this company based on how they manage the business. Highly erratic revenue goals = very erratic (poop rolls down hill) management practices.

    -comScore is chronically laying people off in pursuit of trying to remain profitable. Understaffing is the norm there & you will work evenings & weekends regularly AND you will encounter checkpoints w/out anyone there to address client-facing time-sensitive requests everyday = bad for business relationships

    -Their legacy business (syndicated) is on the verge of decline based on the rapid evolution of media buying & the the rapid decline of their consumer panel which is among their only 'real' differentiators among competitors. This is exactly why the want to SELL the company.

    -They do not have a credible footprint/measurement approach in the mobile channel which is as important as their efforts to develop multi-platform solutions = soon will run into a brick wall if they're not acquired. Their business has an expiration date & it's closer than it appears.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on truckin'!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    good learning xperience for a more senior position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant Digital Analytix  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant Digital Analytix in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    Pros

    friendly office sphere, free softdrinks, coffee and snacks, highly skilled employees, benefits and perks are above average

    Cons

    sometimes procedures are unclear, the support and consulting departments are fighting between each other over responsibilities, within the support department you need to be friends with the managers and highly socially engaged outside the office to be able to proceed to a higher level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    watch out on friend politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent First Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Specialist  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Client Service Specialist in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    The satellite offices allow to you to work with much freedom and independence. The Pioneer Square office in Seattle, in particular, is in a great location. comScore is well-known in digital advertising and therefore makes for a decent first job.

    Cons

    I joined comScore with one of their acquired companies. From the onset, it was very clear that employees of acquired other companies were not happy with the way integration was handled and I quickly gained the same opinion. With very few growth opportunities and poor access to management, many of my former team members left within the first year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to listen to your employees and respond to their concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a decent first job out of school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, youthful culture, interesting data

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, disorganized leadership, fudges data

  6.  

    Challenging and interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Manager  in  Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Reston, VA (US)

    Pros

    Creating new technology and products all the time
    Work with a lot of very intelligent people
    Laid back office atmosphere and culture

    Cons

    Layoffs - across the board and targeted (4 rounds in 5.5 years working here).
    Sales staff - often sell garbage and don't support their business post-sale, creating a lot of extra work for those who are expected to deliver.
    Promotions - really only based on tenure, not so much on performance. There are some highly unqualified people working in senior level positions as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out the poor performers and focus more on performance when considering promotions. Don't promise things to clients that you know can't be delivered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great to be part of a growing company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Reston, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA (US)

    Pros

    Upward mobility for smart, creative, hardworking people; solid senior management team; flexibility given to top performers; great industry

    Cons

    Lack of investment in people management skill development; very aggressive revenue goals create a lot of stress from top-down; very data-heavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create avenues for young analysts to get exposure and make an impact; collect feedback from the bottom of the organization to better understand the effectiveness of middle management; do more internal education -- everyone that works there should be an expert in digital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Reston, VA (US)

    Pros

    Smart, hardworking and loyal employees that are often working late nights to meet deadlines and objectives. Loved working with talented people and comScore is full of them.

    Cons

    Executive team needs to drive a vision throughout the organization that all may understand follow. When talent leaves, it is often a result or lack of upside. comScore needs to create a better path of success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vision and messaging comes from the top. This should be driven top down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Constant change

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Manager
    Former Employee - Client Service Manager

    Pros

    great peers, smart people, family friendly; Ability to work remotely if needed.

    Cons

    Really difficult to understand how products work together; constant re-org and not enough resources to get everything done. Benefits are really average for the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job understanding where you need resources and stop reorganizing every few months. The constant change makes it really hard to focus on clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Something needs changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Reston, VA (US)

    Pros

    Great/Tablent ppl to work wit, fast/dynamic pace; lots of learning opportunites

    Cons

    unstable management. Limited resource for long term development

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours and a never ending workload.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Reston, VA (US)

    Pros

    Nice office and casual environment.

    Cons

    Feels like your job is on the line every other day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start encouraging work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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